x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Tyler Hogarty heads Mena field at Qatar Open

Tyler Hogarty shot a three-under 69 to seize the early initiative in the Mena Tour’s inaugural Qatar Open at Doha Golf Club on Monday.

Tyler Hogarty of South Africa has the first round lead at the Qatar Open, the latest stop on the Mena Tour. Courtesy Mena Tour
Tyler Hogarty of South Africa has the first round lead at the Qatar Open, the latest stop on the Mena Tour. Courtesy Mena Tour

Agency

Tyler Hogarty shot a three-under 69 to seize the early initiative in the Mena Tour’s inaugural Qatar Open at Doha Golf Club yesterday.

Starting on the 10th tee, Hogarty mixed six birdies, including three in a row from the 16th, with three bogeys to finish one shot clear of the English trio of Daniel Owen, Daniel Wardrop and Lee Corfield.

Stephen Dodd, winner of the last week’s Abu Dhabi Golf Citizen Open, headed the chasing pack on a 71 as England’s Zane Scotland, a four-time winner on the tour this season, stayed in contention with a level-par 72.

Hogarty, who finished bogey-bogey, said: “I am not too fussy about the end. I think I played nicely and it was a solid day out there.”

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First round scores (Par 72)

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Tyler Hogarty, RSA - 69

Daniel Owen, ENG - 70

Daniel Wardrop, ENG - 70

Lee Corfield, ENG - 70

Stephen Dodd, WAL - 71

Sergio Gutierrez Sanchez, ESP - 71

Jonathan Fransson, SWE - 71

Hamza Amin, PAK - 71

Tom Boys, ENG - 71

Yasin Ali, ENG - 72

Tom Buchanan, SCO - 72

Fredrik Quicker, SWE - 72

Younes El Hassani, MOR - 72

Ahmed-Reda Rhazali, MOR - 72

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Amateurs

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James Allan, ENG - 71

Karim Al Hali, MOR - 72

Michale Harradine, SUI, 74

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